On being published: ‘Foodies of the World’

Thanks for your support and wonderful comments – at the moment, our internet access is scuppered/broken/not working plus I’m out of country from Wednesday – in Paris 🙂 till the weekend, sans husband and kids  attending a conference and looking for piment d’esplette! Thank you so, so, so much.

Love,  Oz


I’m not at all surprised that it was an Aussie publishing house that ‘launched’ my recipes into the world of print. Ladies and Gentlemen, as of the 1st of October, 2010 I am proud to say I’ve been published by The Slattery Media Group. A dream I skirted about in this delicious post. A dream which has now come true.

And just before you get the idea that I’ll now be rolling in $$$$, I will if you buy the book :-). This cookbook has 2 of my recipes, the other 98+ recipes from other gorgeous food blogs. I say gorgeous even though I haven’t seen the final copy = it only launched on the 1st of October, symbolic in the fact that the same date is Nigeria’s Independence day. But I still am THRILLED to the high heavens because my dream this year was to get into the sphere of writing proper and to slowly start building a portfolio.

In the words of the editors/publishers:


‘Foodies of the World is a collection of profiles and recipes from the best blogs around the world. It compiles the greatest recipes, with the sweetest stories, from the best bloggers into one handy guidebook and recipe collection. As the blogs selected come from all over the world (India, France, USA, UK, Australia, Germany, Italy, Estonia and Turkey are represented so far), the recipes will cover a variety of cuisines and courses. The overall tone is one of community, and sharing your love of cooking with the world. Its quality, complete and beautifully real’ design will inspire the reader to spend time in their own kitchen’.

My connection to Australia has been there for the last 12 years. My Nigerian friend, E who now lives in Copenhagen, moved there over a decade ago and she opened my eyes to the beauty of the country – think beaches, Neil Perry, Kylie Kwong, the Sydney Opera house and the Australian Women’s Weekly cookbooks. I even considered going to university there but opted for sunny, windy, cold and rainy Liverpool instead. How come? And then I have  few good Aussie pals – both at work and in the blogosphere who only make me long for more of that countrinent (country-continent).

And I figure this cookbook cum guide, available to buy takes me a few steps closer to my dreams of visiting Australia, if nothing else. Thank you dear readers for inspiring me, for your constant care and ♥ – food is a part of my reality and having people to share it with makes it very special. Thank you.



WhatFoodies of the World book, contains over 100 recipes.

Where can I find it to buy: Online, via the Slattery Media shop (cheapest for Aussie citizens I would guess)!

Thank you for all your support and *clink*, here’s to more good news soon for us all.

Love, Oz

[wpurp-searchable-recipe]On being published: ‘Foodies of the World’ – – – [/wpurp-searchable-recipe]


  1. Right back at ya OZ! So excited to see your recipes gracing the pages of this book, and already have your banana bread tagged for making. Of course, I also have your Suya Swordfish and Yuzu Wings on my to-do list….there just aren’t enough days in the week for all the food I want to cook. Cheers – S

  2. Excellent that you got published. That’s the beginning of new and wonderful things for you and Oz, you know that you are always welcome to visit Aus.
    I got a mention as well…..Go Aussie!!!

  3. Oh my friend, I’m SO proud of you!! HOORAY! HOORAY!! 🙂 That’s just fantastic. 🙂 Have a glorious little trip all by yourself, then come back to us so we can hear all about it. 🙂

  4. Congratulations! I am so happy for you and a little envious 😉 Your posts are always beautifully written and your food amazing! You deserve this for sure!

  5. Congratulations! You must be so proud! You actually make a cut? I am shocked. That is not usually how these cookbooks work. I hadn’t even heard of this one, but it is one of the nicest covers I have seen. It is so odd. I read a lot. I blog a lot… yet, I completely missed any of the publicity about this when it came up. You deserve it!

  6. WOOHOO!!!! That is so awesome and what a great concept for the book. Of course they had to choose you, what else could they do. I cannot wait to check this book out.

    How incredibly exiting!

  7. I knew you were something special from the first day I met you and from the first kitchenbutterfly blog entry I read and experienced! Congratulations dear Oz!! The world is richer with you in it!! xx

  8. What a wonderful thing to happen to you! I can imagine you must be very proud. Books are for some reason still much more tangible than the published materials on the net…

  9. Congratulations! I’m so happy to hear this news…now I want to track down that cookbook. Thank you for sharing your good news with us. What a beautiful cover too!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.